From the Editor: Themes & Dreams



Here in the magazine world we like to have a theme for each issue. So we reserve April to discuss real estate. It’s the time when we examine the Greenwich market for the winds of change. We explore mortgage rates, take the temperature of realtors and lenders and look at what’s selling. We ask the question that’s on everyone’s mind: How are we doing? Thankfully the answer is still: Very well, thank you.

Interestingly, though, a subtler theme has emerged this issue. It’s one of perseverance. In the case of real estate, the persevering-through-adversity theme isn’t a tough one to spot. But when you look closely at our other stories, the pattern appears.

Dr. Britton Keeshan is a literal representation of what happens when we set out to climb to new heights. The pediatric cardiologist made history at the age of twenty-two when he became the youngest person to summit the seven highest mountains in the world. He has traveled to Ethiopia and the Himalayas to care for those in need. And currently he spends his days saving children. Yup, climbs mountains and saves babies—that’s determination.

Four years ago a few local residents got the notion to bring a major celebration to town. They would call it the Greenwich Town Party. An event of its scale had never been attempted before and the logistics were enough to spin the head of even the most seasoned event planner. But with hard work, probably a little luck and, yes, a lot of determination, they pulled it off. The party has grown by leaps and bounds, and this year is poised to host 10,000 music-loving partygoers.

When Emily Wachtel set out to become Hollywood’s darling, she had little idea that the road would be so long—or bumpy. “I started with a dream. Or maybe it was a delusion,” says the very grounded writer, producer and actress. It was that delusion that would not let her give up. Eleven years after conceiving the movie Lucky Them, Emily can bask in the Hollywood spotlight. Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film met with rave reviews and was picked up for mainstream release. With delusions like hers, who needs dreams?

Now that I think of it, maybe we should call this the Delusions of Grandeur issue. Kind of has a ring to it, don’t you think?

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Physiatrist join ONS

    2014.09.02
     @ Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, PC

    We are pleased to announce that orthopedic surgeon Sean Peden, MD and interventional physiatrist Christopher Sahler, MD have joined the ONS...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • GREENWICH FASHION ON THE AVENUE

    2014.09.05
     @ Greenwich Avenue

      GREENWICH FASHION ON THE AVENUE TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 5 FEATURING LIVE RUNWAY SHOW, CAR AND BOAT SHOW Greenwich Avenue will...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Junior League of Greenwich's New Member Open House

    2014.09.09
     @ Junior League of Greenwich

    Please join us for cocktails and casual conversation to learn more about the Junior League of Greenwich and how you can become a member. ...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...


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